28 Jan 2011

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Plucky mum to run fourth marathon – in fun fancy dress

A brave cancer survivor is to this year run her fourth marathon – and she is hoping to raise money by sporting fun fancy dress as she does it.

Tina Grist, 39, will be taking part in the 2011 London Marathon again, but she has also completed the Paris version of the event in the past, the Burton Mail reports.

The April race will mark three years since she was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer, but she is now in remission and wants to raise money for the Burton CT Scanner Appeal.

Ms Grist has revealed she will be wearing Dorothy from the <a

29 Nov 2010

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Strictly stars to don film fancy dress

Viewers of Strictly Come Dancing will get a treat at the weekend when its stars sport film fancy dress in a special episode.

A trailer released for the BBC One show features the remaining contestants in an array of familiar outfits, with some sexy and some more traditional.

Perennial viewers' favourite Ann Widdecombe will wear Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz fancy dress, while Pamela Stephenson is to become vamped-up Sandy from the final

27 Sep 2010

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Could The Wizard of Oz be a key theme for Halloween fancy dress?

Halloween fancy dress could become a little less scary this year as people flock to buy costumes based on The Wizard of Oz.

This is according to Aaron Martin of Official Spin, who said the film has always been treasured as it stirs up emotion and a sense of adventure.

"Fancy dress Wizard of Oz ensembles can radiate such wonderful feeling – after all, Halloween season is a perfect time to let one's imagination fly," he commented.

Aaron encouraged anyone considering what to wear for their

23 Jun 2010

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Plymouth to welcome Wizard of Oz fancy dress

A fun fancy dress event is set to take place in Plymouth this weekend in order to celebrate the screening of a famous film.

The City Centre Piazza will be showing the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz on Sunday (June 27th) and council officials hope as many people as possible will turn up in children’s fancy dress or adult costumes.

As an added incentive, there will be a prize for the best dressed, with judging set to take place before the film starts at 13:00 BST.

So if you’re going to

28 Apr 2010

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Over the Rainbow star stays hopeful – but leaves Dorothy costume behind

Emilie Fleming may be best known for sporting what looked like a Dorothy fancy dress costume on BBC One’s Over the Rainbow, but we could be seeing her in other roles soon.

The teenager had hoped to take a starring role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s West End musical of The Wizard of Oz, but lost out at the weekend.

However, Emilie believes she has learned a great deal from her experience on the TV show and will eventually get to take to the stage.

"Whatever happens, I’m not going to stop," she